Thursday, December 21, 2017

Latios Pokemon - Acrylic on Canvas

Like many people, my son is  a huge fan of Pokemon! 
He asked me to paint him a picture of Latios!

Acrylic on Canvas, 19 3/4" x 15 3/4"

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Turbo Kid's Apple

23" x 17" acrylic on canvas painting of Apple from the movie Turbo Kid.

In the 2017 summer I came across the 2015 movie Turbo Kid on Netflix and this truly fun
movie became an instant favorite of mine. This painting is my simple tribute to the movie. 

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Make a Metropolis in Minutes - Adobe Illustrator Tutorial

View the tutorial here.

This Adobe Illustrator tutorial explains:

How you can build an isometric metropolis with Adobe Illustrator by drawing just one square.

The process of modifying that square with a few effects to create a series of unique buildings. By assembling these buildings together you can design a metropolis with endless possibilities.

The tutorial features the following effects and techniques:

  • 3D Extrude and Bevel Effect
  • Transform Effect
  • Symbols
  • Using the Appearance Pallet
  • Offset Path Effect

You should have:

A basic understanding of how to draw shapes and maneuver in Illustrator.

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Fireplace Spooks - Ghost paper toys with printable template

Happy Halloween, 2014! Here are 5 Fireplace Spook, all huddled together for a good loud BOO!

Download, print and assemble your own Fireplace Spooks!

 Download printable PDF here. 

It all started with a pencil and paper doodle!

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Owl People Acolyte - paper toy with printable template

The second paper toy from my Owl People series. The Acolyte. The Acolyte is a larger sized paper toy than the Midlings.

(Midlings toy can be found here).

The base of the toy is the actual owl person, with 4 separate layers stacked on top.

The toy prints out best on 2 8.25/11 inch paper. Once the pieces are cut out,
roll them to curve the shape for easier assembly.

 Download printable template here. 

Monday, August 11, 2014

Rocket Ship Illustration

I have been asked to create a lot of  information graphics for my job lately. Isometric illustrations and icons are something I have been creating for many years now. The example here is a rocket ship created for use in an internal marketing piece that I am currently developing.

Created in Adobe Illustrator, texture overlay in Adobe Photoshop. 

Overview of my steps in creating this graphic.

Thursday, August 7, 2014